My May Newsletter: New Album / Launch gigs / Free track giveaway!



Hi All

Dates for your diary.


My new album 'Island' is ready to roll out in shops in the UK on Monday 6th July; its available also on iTunes and all the usual online retailers worldwide. News to come of when the album will be in the shops in other countries.


First single 'Cape Wrath' is available for download on Monday 22nd June. All routes to live streams and other bits at


The album CD comes with unique, beautifully illustrated art by Jo Burton, and a Short Story I've written, one of a collection based on the song titles of the album, called 'Stories From An Island'. The iTunes album download will come with 2 exclusive bonus tracks from the album sessions, as well as the 'Cape Wrath' video. It was shot this week in the woods…I'm still finding twigs in my hair.


Okay, I'm sticking with the line that if half of you on here were to pre-order the album, or make a note now to get the single and album on each of the Monday's or week's of release listed above, then you'd put me back in the top 40. If ALL of you did it, then I'd buy us the Isle of Rhum or get my hair cut or something! Pre-order links to come.


If you do that for me, then I'll do this in advance for you: I'm giving away a track for free that I recorded during the new album sessions. Some of you will know a song I wrote called 'Calgary Bay'. In the past this was a ltd edition vinyl B-Side, now it's a tweet-side or something. I've re-recorded it back home at my favourite place, Calgary Beach, with pedal steel accompaniment. If you'd like this track sent directly to your In-Box then e-mail with 'ISLAND' in the subject box to



Album launch gigs: there aren't loads of tickets so get in quick if you plan to come along..


MULL: Tues 16th June, An Tobar, Tobermory, Isle Of Mull 

(just off the mainland) 

£10 (or £8 to An Tobar members). Get tickets from 01688 302211 or visit: This is the room that used to be my classroom, and where I recorded the new album.


LONDON: Tues 23rd June, THE SOCIAL, 5 Little Portland St 

(just off Great Portland St) 

Support from Heavenly artist Pete Greenwood. DJ till late. £5 on the door, or Advance Tickets:  Nearest tube: Oxford Circus. Venue: 0207 636 4992 

Details soon for the rest of you of UK tour in the Autumn




Other news….

First play of the new single Sunday 24th May on Radio Clyde 1 with Billy Sloan
You can stream my Dermott O'Leary BBC Radio 2 Session here, feat. my Lily Allen cover. I know I don’t have the legs. 


Website/ twitter updates in coming weeks for new features including new biography, photos and tales of recording the album while the local council cut the grass in the backgound.   


Join me on Twitter to plan our island democracy: 


Colin Goes Back To School


Oh, and check this out: My hair has finally been animated







"MacIntyre writes and sings with utter conviction about the things that matter most." Uncut Magazine

Launch gigs poster